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Campaigners lobby new council saying "we are not going away"
A protest group lobbied outside the town hall last night demanding the council fight for education services, libraries, schools and against particular developments.
What's on this bank holiday weekend, 26th-28th May 2018
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Council applies to High Court for injunction against travellers
A London borough has gone to the courts to stop travellers coming to the area.
Mayor gives schools £1 million to tackle air pollution
Sadiq Khan has given £1 million to the most-polluted schools in London to help protect children from toxic air.
Evening update: Long delays on M25 and chaos on train network
It's extremely busy on the roads this evening as drivers head home and head off for the bank holiday weekend.
Beware of barbecue fumes, they can give you cancer
Standing or sitting too near a barbecue could give you cancer because the skin absorbs tumour-triggering chemicals - even if you're fully dressed.
New mayor elected as outgoing mayor raises thousands for charity
The borough elected a new mayor for the year after a unanimous nomination and vote last night.
Drugs contributing to surge in violent crime
Frontline organisations fighting violent crime in London have highlighted the role of drugs in contributing to the surge in violence.
New checking system to root out rogue landlords
A council will use a checking database to name and shame rogue landlords.
New chairman appointed to new look cabinet
A new chairman and vice-chairman were appointed at a council meeting last night (May 24).
Hospice celebrates 500 volunteers who keep the service running
More than 500 people who give their times and expertise to help the running of a Hastingwood based hospice are being thanked as part of Volunteer Week.
Organisations tackling crime say violence is normalised
A group of organisations working to tackle violent crime in London have said that ?violence has now become normalised?.
Burglary suspect arrested in Spain stands in court
A man arrested in Spain in connection with 15 burglaries is to appear in court today.
Team awarded for helping patients suffering from memory loss
People in Waltham Forest who experience memory problems receive a high quality and sustainable service, according to the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP).
Hot to trot: Thousands of pupils take part in Walk to School Week
Thousands of schoolchildren across Waltham Forest are taking to the streets to improve their health and celebrate Walk to School Week.
Public urged to stay away from convicted killer on the run
The public has been warned not to approach a convicted killer believed to be on the run in Essex.
Parking permits to be rolled out after seven years of complaints
Redbridge Council is introducing a new parking permit scheme after almost seven years of complaints from residents.
Councils using bailiffs despite a third of Londoners being against it
Councils are still using bailiffs to recover unpaid debts ? even though a third of Londoners are against it.
Crime bosses jailed after officers bust multi-million pound tobacco factory hidden in a nursery
Crime bosses running an illegal tobacco factory have been jailed after officers busted their multi-million pound operation.
Carved metal olive tree offers space to mourn
A hand carved metal olive tree will provide a space for mourners to remember their loved ones.
Pics: Pink clad fundraisers raise thousands in inaugural Sparkle Walk
More than 200 women turned the streets into a sea of pink for a children's hospice.
Netball team trains with England players at Disneyland
A trip to Disneyland was not all about Mickey and Minnie for a team of avid netball players.
Waltham Forest Council increases councillor allowances
Waltham Forest Council†has approved an increase to its councillors' allowances.
Searching for a primary school place for your child? Head along to this family picnic
Parents looking for a primary school place for their children in Waltham Forest are invited to attend a picnic.
Police issue dispersal order in crackdown on anti-social behaviour
Police have issued a dispersal order in an area of Waltham Forest as they crackdown on anti-social behaviour.
Redbridge to elect new mayor tonight
A new mayor will take the reigns at a meeting tonight.
Mum battling cancer given 'new lease of life' by free holiday
A woman in a long term battle with cancer has been 'given a new lease of life' after being sent on a free holiday.
Epping Forest College merger: Everything you need to know
Residents, students and parents have just over a week to give their thoughts on Epping Forest College's (EFC) impending merger.
School councillors mix with the country's rulers in Parliament
Members of a school's council were given a tour of Parliament and met the town's MP.
Theatre seeking extras for new play about the Windrush generation
The play centres on Jamaican couple Pearl and George, who are helping Caribbean migrants to cut loose by hosting a forbidden party at their Shebeen.
Morning update: A chance of rainbows as the day goes on
Church flock bulges with bug hotel
Churchgoers have welcomed in new species to their flock thanks to the strategic planting of trees.
GPs have no routine appointments for the 'next four weeks'
GPs have been forced to reject patients for routine appointments as pressure on practices means they can only accept urgent consultations amid NHS pressure.
Hospital porter sprayed with fire extinguisher by youths
A hospital porter is at his wit?s end following a campaign of harassment by a group of teenagers.
Autistic boy, 10, humiliated after shopkeeper brands him 'mental'
An autistic little boy was left humiliated when a shopkeeper allegedly told him he was ?mental?.
Parents 'livid' after council withholds £7k of childcare allowances
A father who had to fork out thousands of pounds for nursery fees after the council refused to give him money he is†entitled to says he is ?infuriated?.
Fears disabled mother can't get to front door due to parking feud
A man worries his elderly, disabled mother is unable to get to her own front door because of an ongoing parking feud.
Activist who witnessed Gaza shootings urges people to stand up for Palestinian rights
An activist who has been fighting for justice for Palestinians for more than four decades is encouraging others interested in the cause to join a movement in their area.
Campaigners fighting tower block plans will lobby for full council vote
A group fighting plans to build four high-rise tower blocks in Walthamstow Town Square will lobby councillors for a full council vote on the scheme.
Councillors haven't completed safeguarding and/or code of conduct training
Around a third of councillors did not complete their mandatory safeguarding and/or code of conduct training last year.
Children's question time panel in House of Commons criticised as too white and too male
The panel at a children?s question time held in the House of Commons has been criticised as too white and too male.
Bingo raises big bucks for hospice
The residents of a care home took part in a bingo night for a hospice.
Ilford to get new pool, theatre and cinema
Redbridge will have a new theatre, cinema and leisure complex.
Popstar to open playground built through mammoth community effort
Rochelle Humes from The Saturdays will open a new playground built following a monumental community fundraising effort.
New group provides informal support for former psychiatric ward patients
A new club has been formed providing a place for former psychiatric unit patients to meet informally.
Cut back on meat and eat more veg to beat obesity
Cutting back on meat and eating more vegetables could help prevent obesity among the middle-aged and elderly, a study suggests.
Concerns over college's financial security following second government warning
A second financial notice ordering improvements has been issued to a college in less than six months.
Cycle-a-thon raises £300 for prostate cancer charity
Members of a support group set up to raise awareness about prostate cancer took part in a 50 mile cycle-a-thon and raised hundreds of pounds.
'It's a joke': Neighbours whose street was blocked by van for four days slam council for issuing parking ticket
A group of neighbours living in a street which was blocked by a van for four days say it is ?ridiculous? it took authorities four days to remove it.
Cyclist, 86, dies after his bike collides with lorry
An inspirational British cyclist and original "skid kid" who made cycle tracks from bomb sites during WW2 has died at the age of 86.
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